Anabel González

First I have to say: Congrats to Katie Hamstead for the release of Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh!

Since today is the release day and Katie Hamstead is doing a blog hop I’m going to talk about Egypt.
I chose the implementation of Atenism since it’s something that appears in the novel and left me curious.
In the early years of his reign, Amenhotep IV lived at Thebes with Nefertiti and his 6 daughters. Initially, he permitted worship of Egypt's traditional deities to continue.
The relationship between Amenhotep IV and the priests of Amun-Re gradually deteriorated. In Year 5 of his reign, Amenhotep IV took decisive steps to establish the Aten as the exclusive, monotheistic god of Egypt: the pharaoh "disbanded the priesthoods of all the other gods...and diverted the income from these [other] cults to support the Aten". To emphasize his complete allegiance to the Aten, the king officially changed his name from Amenhotep IV to Akhenaten or 'Living Spirit of Aten. Akhenaten's fifth year also marked the beginning of construction on his new capital, Akhetaten or 'Horizon of Aten', at the site known today as Amarna.
Initially, Akhenaten presented Aten as a variant of the familiar supreme deity Amun-Re. However, by Year 9 of his reign, Akhenaten declared that Aten was not merely the supreme god, but the only god, and that he, Akhenaten, was the only intermediary between Aten and his people. He ordered the defacing of Amun's temples throughout Egypt and, in a number of instances; inscriptions of the plural 'gods' were also removed.

Okay now to what you came here, the hieroglyphic. Here it is:

Remember so you can be able to participate you have to sign up here to join in. All you need to do is write a blog post about Egypt and find the six hieroglyphs hidden throughout the hop. The first person will win a grand prize and she'll have a runner up too! So spread the word, get sign ups and let's make this fun.
But don’t forget to buy Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Trust me!

Okay now go visit the other participating blogs, below are the links:

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Anabel González

I wanted to make this post since I knew this news but I had to wait to the moment she announced and then I didn’t had the words.

My Bestie and CP Stacey Nash signed with Entranced for the publication of her novel Forget Me Not.

This was me when I heard the news from her:

This is important for me to say because many people would think that in a situation like this a writer seeking publication too would be jealous, although she would never admit it, and would not know how to react. At least I feared that. But I have to say with total honesty that I don’t have an inch of jealousy right now. I feel proud and happy.

Stacey has worked so hard to make this story perfect, she has made all that was on her hands to become a better writer every day and still does. She’s truly devoted to be a writer all her life. People that work hard always achieve their goals.

I feel so happy for my friend and for her story. It’s a story I love deeply and always knew it would be published that I feel like of course you want to publish it, it’s an awesome story.

So I think that sometimes jealousy of other achievements doesn’t get to us because friendship and love for the person and her work win the battle. So never be afraid of being jealous of your friends achievements, you'll never be.

Celebrate with me and Stacey please and follow Satcey to have more news of the publication of Forget Me Not:

On her blog:

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Anabel González

Today is a big day! Today we are going to finally see the cover of Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh.

This is a book I really love, I was one of the fortunate people to read it before release and I can say it made me laugh, sigh and cry.

Can you keep a little secret? It made me consider making a machine that could make fictional characters real. I'm crazy, I know but this is how much I love it.

Okay now for the big reveal! Here's the cover of my awesome CP and friend Katie Hamstead book Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh.

It really is a beautiful cover; now to give you a hint of what is inside here's the blurb:

To save her younger sisters from being taken to the cruel life of the palace, Naomi intervenes and gives herself to be a wife of the erratic Pharaoh Akhenaten.
In the palace, Naomi finds herself thrust into the intrigues of the royal family, and has her name changed to Kiya. She becomes beloved by the Pharaoh, who declares that she will bear him his heir. But the Great Queen Nefertiti, furious with jealousy, schemes to destroy Naomi and even brings her fidelity into question, which could cost Naomi her very life.
Naomi must play the deadly game carefully. She is in a silent battle of wills, and a struggle for who will one day inherit the crown. And if she does bear an heir, she will have to fight to protect him as well as herself from Nefertiti who is out for blood. 

Yes, it's very interesting so I think you should add it to your goodreads shelves so you don't forget. There´s a widget to add it in the right.

Katie has planned a great blog hop to start the day of the release April 30th. So go visit her blog.

Don't forget to buy this awesome book on April 30th.